EDCs Will Be Removed By Electrochemical Treatment Efficiently


The efficacy of the electrochemical treatment methods to make the wastewater free from endocrine-disrupting compounds has been studied by the researchers. The technique is being tested to get rid of these compound completely. The study has disclosed some facts about the technique through which we can estimate the efficiency of the treatment process.

Researchers told about the endocrine disrupters that these are the chemicals which affect the developmental systems of the body. They can be proved as troublesome for the human as well as wildlife as they enter the wastewater treatment plants and then come back to the aquatic life.

According to the researchers of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, these chemicals can be the cause of infertility, breast cancer, thyroid disorder, prostate conditions and neurological problems. They further demonstrated that we can find the endocrine disruptors everywhere where there is plastic or pesticides, cosmetics or toys, they are present in everything and the concerns regarding their safety have been increasing.

Examination of the treatment facilities has been done through the study which tells that how can they fight back. A researcher from the University of Southern Florida told that after the treatment that every EDC showed the lower mean concentration statistically (removal range = 42% – 98.2%). This result signifies the strength of the electrochemical processes to remove the EDC from the raw as well as treated sewage.


The choice of the technique that has been made for the treatment plants of the wastewater is going to be viable. The testing of this method for the removal of Endocrine disrupting compounds were done on a laboratory scale is having the commercial-sized counterpart that combined at the wastewater treatment plants level.

The study revealed that for the removal of endocrine disrupting compounds, the performance of the plants is not efficient and effective as EDC is released back in to the environment earlier than the removal process.

The findings of the study are discussed here which tells us that in the 89 percent of the collected samples of sewage consists of the Endocrine disrupting compounds which were targeted. As the distance from the discharge site of the wastewater treatment plant was increased, it was found that the concentration of these endocrine compounds began to get lower in the samples of marine aqueous and sediment. These estrogenic endocrine compounds were present in the Tampa Bay are ubiquitously which is the reason that the concern is growing for the endocrine disruption in the aquatic wildlife.

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